Seat Belt Safety Laws

One of the leading causes of death among those between the ages of 1 and 54 in the United States is motor vehicle crashes, and one of the most effective ways to reduce injuries and save lives is the use of a seat belt. All 50 states have some form of seat belt law, be … Continued

Louisville Motorcycle Accident Injuries

It can be a dangerous world on two wheels! Motorcycle accident injuries exhibit interesting patterns.  The Center for Disease Control (CDC) studies over 1.2 million people who were treated in emergency rooms across the United States for non-fatal motorcycle related injuries and this is what they found.  Injuries to the legs and feet account for … Continued

Rib Fractures and Car Wrecks

The most common injury sustained from blunt trauma to the chest is rib fractures and account for more than half of all thoracic injuries from non-penetrating trauma.  Whereas in the elderly the most common cause of rib fractures is a fall and in youth the most common cause is recreational or athletic activities, in adults, … Continued

PTSD After a Serious Car Wreck

What is Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)? After someone goes through a traumatic event or life threatening situation it is not uncommon for that person to experience anxiety, flashbacks of the event, nightmares, increased jumpiness, etc.  This has often been associated with war veterans or persons who have been physically or sexually assaulted, however, it’s also … Continued

Types of Sprains and Strains

Have you been in an car accident?  Are you experiencing neck or back pain?  Maybe you’ve been diagnosed with a cervical, thoracic or lumbar strain/sprain.  What is the difference between the types of sprains and strains? A sprain is a stretching or tearing of the ligaments in the area.  Ligaments are the tough bands of … Continued

Common Automobile Accident Injuries

Injuries sustained in an automobile accident depend on direction of travel, speed of travel, and collisions.  Generally, if a vehicle is hit from behind the chances of severe damage or injury is less likely, however, a client of mine was recently hit so hard from behind her car was written off as a total loss, she … Continued

Symptoms of a Herniated Disc – Part 2

Let’s take a closer look at possible symptoms of a herniated disc.  In some cases a herniated disc will cause no symptoms and in other cases the condition can create localized pain if the tear affects the small nerves located in the uppermost layers of the outer wall of the affected disc.  Additional symptoms can develop if … Continued

What is a Herniated Disc – Part 1

The spine is made up of individual bones (vertebrae) and discs, which are rubbery cushions between the vertebrae.  These discs are like a jelly doughnut with a softer center encased in a tougher exterior.  A herniated disc (also known as a slipped disc torn disc or a ruptured disc) occurs when some of the softer “jelly” pushes … Continued

Head Injury from a Car Wreck?

Did you hit your head on the steering wheel or dashboard after being rear-ended? If you did, you may be diagnosed with a closed head injury, a concussion or a brain contusion. A friend of mine, whose career is in the medical field, was good enough to provide me with the information listed below. We … Continued

Finding Layers of Insurance Coverage

Imagine for a second that insurance coverage is like baking a cake with several layers. Ideally, each layer leads to and is on top of the next layer so that when you finish baking the cake, you can apply the icing.  For a serious car wreck, your medical expense coverage would serve as the base, … Continued

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